Coltrane (1962 album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Coltrane (Impulse! album))
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Coltrane
Coltrane Impulse cover.jpg
Studio album by John Coltrane
Released August 1962[1]
Recorded April 11, June 19, 20, and 29, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Modal jazz
Length 39:55
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
John Coltrane chronology
Live! at the Village Vanguard
(1961)
Coltrane
(1962)
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
(1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat4.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

Coltrane is a 1962 studio album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. When reissued on CD, it featured a Coltrane composition dedicated to his hero "Big Nick" Nicholas which Coltrane would record later the same year with his Ellington collaboration Duke Ellington & John Coltrane. The composition "Tunji" was written by Coltrane in dedication to the Nigerian drummer, Babatunde Olatunji.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic's Michael G. Nastos gave the album four-and-a-half out of five stars and called it "a most focused effort, a relatively popular session to both his fans or latecomers, with five selections that are brilliantly conceived and rendered."[5] He found Coltrane "simply masterful" on tenor saxophone with a "fully formed instrumental voice" that "shine[s] through in the most illuminating manner", and wrote of the album's standing in his catalog:

Even more than any platitudes one can heap on this extraordinary recording, it historically falls between the albums Olé Coltrane and Impressions — completing a triad of studio efforts that are as definitive as anything Coltrane ever produced, and highly representative of him in his prime.[5]

Francis Davis of The Village Voice felt that, apart from the "modal, three-quarter time novelty hit" "The Inch Worm", consumers should buy the album for "the gorgeous 'Soul Eyes' and a shattering 'Out of This World'".[6]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP[edit]

  1. "Out of This World" (Harold Arlen) — 14:06
  2. "Soul Eyes" (Mal Waldron) — 5:26
  3. "The Inch Worm" (Frank Loesser) — 6:19
  4. "Tunji" (Coltrane) — 6:33
  5. "Miles' Mode" (Coltrane) — 7:31

Bonus tracks on 1997 CD reissue (IMPD-215):

  1. "Big Nick" (Coltrane) — 4:04
  2. "Up 'Gainst The Wall" (Coltrane) — 3:13

Tracks 1-2 recorded on June 19, 1962; #3, 6 on April 11; #4 on June 29; #5 on June 20; #7 on September 18, 1962. Bonus track "Not Yet" recorded on June 20 of the same year. Bonus track "Big Nick" first released on a 1964 compilation by Impulse![7]

2002 deluxe edition[edit]

Disc One

  1. "Out of This World"  — 14:04
  2. "Soul Eyes"  — 5:25
  3. "The Inch Worm"  — 6:14
  4. "Tunji"  — 6:32
  5. "Miles' Mode"  — 7:31

Disc Two

  1. "Not Yet" (Tyner) — 6:13
  2. "Miles' Mode" — 7:08
  3. "Tunji" — 10:41
  4. "Tunji" — 7:55
  5. "Tunji" — 7:16
  6. "Tunji" — 7:48
  7. "Impressions" (Coltrane) — 6:32
  8. "Impressions" — 4:33
  9. "Big Nick"  — 4:28
  10. "Up 'Gainst the Wall"  — 3:15

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Aug 18, 1962
  2. ^ Down Beat: October 11, 1962 vol. 29, no. 26
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 46. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ a b Nastoes, Michael G. Review: Coltrane. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-10-05.
  6. ^ Frances Davis (2006-05-30). "The John Coltrane Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  7. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Definitive-Jazz-Scene-Volume-1/release/875494

External links[edit]